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  • 3 cups - flour
  • 2 teaspoons - baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons - baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons - ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cups - butter
  • 1/4 cups - Neufchatel cheese
  • 1 cups - sugar
  • 1 teaspoons - vanilla extract
  • 1 - egg, power food
  • 1/2 cups - fat-free skim milk, Power food
  • 1 teaspoons - flour, for rolling out dough
  • 1/3 cups - colored sugar, for decorating
  • Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350°F in med bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg, set aside. Place butter and cheese in large bowl, cream using an electric mixer. Add sugar and beat until batter is pale yellow, beat in vanilla extract and egg.
    Add about 1/3 of flour mixture and 1/3 of milk to cheese mixture, mix batter on low speed until just combined. Repeat 2 more times with remaining flour mixture and milk, until thoroughly combined.
    Shape dough into a ball and loosely cover with plastic wrap. Using our palms, press down on plastic wrap to flatten dough into a hamburger shape, refrigerate for at least 30 mins and up to 2 days. Sprinkle a tsp. of flour on a flat work surface. Pull off about 1/3 of dough and using a rolling pin, roll out dough to 1/8 in thickness. Using a 3 in circular cookie cutter, cut cookies out of dough and place on ungreased baking sheets. Roll up dough scraps and add back to dough ball. Pull off another 1/3 of dough and repeat process until all dough is used.
    Sprinkle cookies with colored sugar and bake until edges just start to turn golden, about 10-12 mins. Remove cookies to wire racks and cool completely.

    Cuisine:  American


    Points Plus Value 2 per cookie
    Make these cookies any shape you want. You can sprinkle them with colored sugar or make colored icing and paint on our own designs (could affect PointsPlus value) . To ice the cookies, bake them without the sugar. While they are cooling combine 1/2 c. powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 1-3 tsp. of hot water in a small bowl. Divide icing in half and add drops of different food coloring to each half, paint designs on cookies using small paint or basting brushes.


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    July 13, 2020

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